Ghandi, Mandela, & King Essay

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Leonardo Rodriguez Mr.Sleeter W.History. May 14, 2012 Ghandi, Mandela, & King. In order to achieve what one wants, one must be able to use manipulative power. People must have fear and demonstrated violence, for change to be witnessed. Violence has always been the answer. Until three men challenged this answer, and for once, achieved change with no violence. Mohandas Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King all made non-violence work, with pure determination towards their goals of equality and freedom. In 1869 in Porbandar, India, Mohandas Ghandi was brought into this world. He went through life smoothly, and in the age of 22, he got his degree in law. Years went by and Ghandi saw European influence in India and noticed that European rulers ruled India. Ghandi saw that in order “to be successful in the world the English had built, Indians were expected to imitate their rulers”. Ghandi had wanted to have people live free of all wealth, classes, and educational distinctions. On March of 1930, Ghandi sent a letter to Lord Irwin, English governor in India, stating that he and many others were planning on marching to break the English Salt Tax Law. Lord Irwin showed no worry towards Ghandi’s letter, so Ghandi marched; this march was called the Salt March. Ghandi was attempting to free India from British’s grasp. Many historians labeled this event as the turning point of British control. In May of 1930, many protesters prepared to march at the Dharasana Salt Works. Ghandi was imprisoned when the march began to take shape. Before the march began, the marchers were told to not resist the blows they were sure to receive from the oppressors. Sure enough, as the harmless march proceeded, protesters began to hit earth like rain. “The blankets used as

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